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Kris Bernal says being a mom is her 'favorite era': 'My to-do list is always full but so is my heart'

By Brooke Villanueva Published Feb 23, 2024 10:53 am

First-time mom Kris Bernal considers motherhood her "favorite era."

The actress reflected on her most important role in life, which is being a mama to Hailee Luca, her first child with her husband Perry Choi.

"I never knew how much love my heart can hold until you made me a mama, [Hailee Luca]," she began.

"Being a mama is my favorite era," she continued. While it can be "strange" and "overwhelming," she said she remains grateful for everything that comes with it.

"My to-do list is always full but so is my heart. I'm always on the verge of a meltdown but I'd be lost without her. My days feel long but they also go by in the blink of an eye. I sometimes feel suffocated by motherhood but I also found my purpose. I feel so many emotions in one day," she mused.

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Kris went on to describe parenting as one that gives her the "most challenging" and "most rewarding" days of her life. "From the sleepless nights to the endless worries, I carry the weight of my little one's world on my shoulder[s]."

The local star emphasized that she makes mistakes and tends to lose her cool and "go a little crazy" at times. "But it's okay because in the end, no one could ever love my child the way I do," she said.

"And, at the end of every day, no matter how exhausted, burnt out, overwhelmed, and behind I am with the world, I just do it. Because I'm a mother. I wouldn't want it any other way," she added.

Kris welcomed her first child with Perry last Aug. 15.

She announced her pregnancy in March via a movie-themed maternity shoot titled When Two Become Three.

She got engaged to Perry in February 2020. They tied the knot in September 2021.